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Old 06-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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aMSN configure error, HELP!

when I run ./configure in the amsn-0.95 directory as root;

[root@it-03 rletourneau]# cd amsn-0.95/
[root@it-03 amsn-0.95]# ./configure -with-tkconfig=/usr/lib/tk8.4
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for prefix by checking for wish... /usr/bin/wish
checking tcl build dir... using tcl library in /usr/lib/tcl8.4
checking tk build dir... using tk library in /usr/lib
./configure: line 3162: /usr/lib/ No such file or directory

I know this is a common problem, but I have tried many times to fix it. Tried searching the web for fixes and ideas on how to fix it with no success. Tried copying a file from the web to a vi file in the /usr/lib/ directory but it hangs when the ./configure is run. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Old 06-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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I must confess that I have never used/compiled amsn messenger. However, I googled the last line of the error you received and came across the following.

Um, not sure if I am allowed to post links to other forums but here goes.

See Here

It seems as though you need to run 'locate -u' as root to update your database and then try and recompile.

Incidentally, you do not need to run 'configure' as root. You should run 'configure' and 'make' as normal user, and then su to root when you run 'make install'.

I hope this helps.


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